BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-excess ~
The Yamas Series: 4 of 5
The WISDOM podcast Season 3 Episode 45
~ Brahmacharya as a moral discipline is how we turn the mind inward and how we balance the senses, leading us to freedom from dependencies and cravings. ~
Welcome to this episode and the fourth of a five-part series on the yamas. Yamas are the first limb of yoga in the Ashtanga yoga system.
The literal translation of the word Yama in Sanskrit is “restraint”. Religious texts of Hinduism and Jainism outline five yamas.
Brahmacharya reminds us to approach each day and each action with a sense of sacredness rather than indulgence so that we may experience and live life in wonder and privilege rather than the misgivings of greed and excess.
Brahmacharya—the moderation of the senses— is one of the key practices for managing sensory cravings. As the fourth yamas, or ‘restraints’, brahmacharya helps us cultivate self-awareness and transform habits that are out of sync with our spiritual aspirations.
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More Yama WISDOM:
* Brahmacharya: The Middle Path of Restraint [Rolf Sovik]
* Brahmacharya: Practicing Moderation [Gaby Goldberg, Evolution Yoga]
* My Sacred Life: An 'I AM' Meditation [A Meditation to support your Asteya practice]
* APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment [Podcast S3 E47] * The Yamas Series: 5/5
* BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess [Podcast S3 E45] * The Yamas Series: 4/5
* ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing [Podcast S3 E43] * The Yamas Series: 3/5
* SATYA ~ Truthfulness [Podcast S3 E41] * The Yamas Series: 2/5
* AHIMSA ~ Nonviolence [Podcast S3 E39] * The Yamas Series: 1/5
* The Violence We Cause Others 'ask dorothy' [Podcast Episode S3 E40]
* Yoga International [Article by Irene Petryszak ]
* The Yamas & Niyamas [Book by Deborah Adele]
* How Do I Become Whole? [Podcast Episode S2 E56]
* Forgiveness IS F R E E D O M [Podcast Episode S3 E35]
* Self-Love is 'Being Love' [Podcast Episode S3 E29]
* Live Your Greatness [Podcast Episode Season 1 Episode 1]
* Self-Love: A Meditation to Heal Your Life [The Wisdom Archives]
* Work with Me [Life Coaching & Therapy]
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